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Had a Ct scan for swollen lymph nodes results came back that no swollen lymph nodes were found. I can feel they are clearly there what does this mean?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Hard to

say without viewing the scan, but a CT in most cases should be able to easily visualize enlarged lymph nodes.
Keep in mind that you may be able to feel normal lymph nodes, and also that an abnormal lymph node may be normal in size(and therefore look normal on CT). A hard or painful lymph node may still be normal in size. CT can only discern size and shape.

In brief: Hard to

say without viewing the scan, but a CT in most cases should be able to easily visualize enlarged lymph nodes.
Keep in mind that you may be able to feel normal lymph nodes, and also that an abnormal lymph node may be normal in size(and therefore look normal on CT). A hard or painful lymph node may still be normal in size. CT can only discern size and shape.
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